Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum 2015 Meeting

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), in partnership with the California Energy Commission and the U.S. Department of Energy, held the 2015 Natural Gas Vehicle Technology Forum (NGVTF) on Oct. 20 and 21, 2015, in San Francisco, California.

This meeting provided an opportunity for participants to gain a greater understanding of new developments in compressed natural gas, natural gas storage, and fueling infrastructure for natural gas vehicles. Participants discussed regulations, market barriers, and opportunities for natural gas vehicle technologies.

Learn more about the event in the meeting summary.

Meeting Overview

Date: Oct. 20 Oct. 21, 2015


Fort Mason Center General's Residence
2 Marina Boulevard
San Francisco, CA 94123

To request a specific presentation from this meeting that is not posted below, contact NGVTF.

A photo of a blue logo that says "NGVTF."


This agenda includes presentations featured at the meeting.

Oct. 20, 2015
Time Session Presenter
8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. Introduction and Agenda Review Margo Melendez (NREL)
8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. NGVTF – DOE Update Dennis Smith (DOE)
8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. CEC Natural Gas Vehicle Research Roadmap Alex Schroeder (NREL)
9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. South Coast AQMD Low NOx .02 Adewale Oshinuga (South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD))
9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. CARB Policies (Sustainable Freight Programs) Bill Robertson (California Air Resources Board (CARB))
9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. CNG Pathways Forward Panel Discussion Rey Gonzalez (CEC) and Dennis Smith (DOE)
9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. CNG Facilities and Modifications Chip Wertz (Waste Management)
10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. Vehicle Incidents/Lessons Learned Rob Adams (Marathon Technical Services) and John Gonzales (NREL)
10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. Advanced Technologies – Onboard Adsorbed Storage Doug Kirkpatrick (BlackPak)
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. End-of-Life Tank Safety Mike Scarpino (U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT))
10:45 a.m. 11:00 a.m. Fuel Tank Full-Fill Considerations Ted Barnes (Gas Technology Institute)
11:00 a.m. 11:15 a.m. Wrap-Up and Questions John Gonzales (NREL)
Oct. 21, 2015
Time Session Presenter
8:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. Introduction and Agenda Review Margo Melendez (NREL)
8:15 a.m. 8:30 a.m. NGVs and Utility Engagement Ned Biehl (Pacific Gas and Electric Company)
8:30 a.m. 8:45 a.m. Engine Development 6.7L and 11.9L Stephen Ptucha (Cummins Westport)
8:45 a.m. 9:00 a.m. Next Generation Spark Ignited CNG Engines Brad Douville (Westport)
9:00 a.m. 9:15 a.m. Heavy-Duty Dual Fuel Dennis Smith (DOE)
9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m. CNG and Electric Hybridization James Burns (TransPower)
9:30 a.m. 9:45 a.m. Direct Injection CNG Combustion Research in Heavy-Duty Optical Engines Mark Musculus (Sandia National Laboratory)
9:45 a.m. 10:00 a.m. Heavy- and Light-Duty Natural Gas Emergency Response Considerations Quon Kwan (DOT)
10:00 a.m. 10:15 a.m. CSA 6.1 Failure Modes & Effect Analysis/ NGVAmerica Technology & Development Committee Introduction Dan Bowerson (NGV America)
10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m. PRD Development and Industry Issues Erick Girouard (Emcara)
10:30 a.m. 10:45 a.m. Wrap-Up and Discussion Margo Melendez (NREL), Mark Smith (DOE), and Rey Gonzalez (CEC)

More Information

For more information, contact John Gonzales.